Post-Comey Hearing, Trump's Approval Ratings in the Gutter
The president's disapproval rating again came in at a record 59 percent
Donald Trump's bizarre cabinet meeting Monday in which members heaped praise upon him comes on a day the president's ego may need a bit of stroking.
"49% of voters say that they think Trump committed obstruction of justice, to just 41% who don't think he did." —Public Policy Polling
Gallup's latest daily tracking poll shows that as of Sunday, Trump's disapproval rating has reached at 59 percent. His approval rating sits at just 36 percent.
That disapproval rating is the same record high he reached on March 28, according to Gallup's daily tracker. On that day, his approval rating was just 35 percent.
The poll results were released Monday, just days after Quinnipiac poll showed that Trump's approval rating had sunk to 34 percent, and that 57 percent disapproved of the job he's doing as president.
The new data from Gallup follows ousted FBI director James Comey's testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee last week in which he accused Trump of lying and "took a sledgehammer to the Trump administration’s narrative and made it abundantly clear that Trump tried to influence the FBI's investigation into [Trump's former controversial national security advisor] Michael Flynn and that he was fired because he refused to drop that investigation," as one observer put it.
Still others saw Comey's remarks as adding fuel to the calls for impeachment.
Also on Monday, Public Policy Polling (PPP) released new survey results showing that a plurality of voters, in the wake of the Comey hearing, believe Trump obstucted justice. According to the PPP:
49% of voters say that they think Trump committed obstruction of justice, to just 41% who don't think he did. Only 37% of voters say they think Trump is honest, to 56% who say he's not. A majority of voters- 53%- come right out and say they consider Trump to be a liar to 41% who disagree with that characterization. And for the second month in a row we find plurality support for impeachment- 47% are in support of it to 43% who are opposed.
A HuffPost/YouGov poll released Friday found that Americans believe Comey to be far more trustworthy that Trump—46 percent to 26 percent.